A lot of time has passed since my last update. The IndieCade submission deadline has come and gone. I decided about a month before that happened that I wasn’t in a great position to show the game and while I still used that date as a personal milestone, I just didn’t want to kill myself getting a demo done that wasn’t going to stand up to the competition and that I wouldn’t even get any feedback on (as indicated by the IndieCade documentation). I still had a lot of temporary art that needed to be replaced, barely any sound integrated and I haven’t had a chance to throughly playtest. So my current goal is to get playtest ready. I’ve done a few quick tests with friends from work, but I’ve got a ways to go.
So where does that leave me?
Feature wise the game is in a good position. I’m tweaking things now for playability, but trying not to give in to the feature creep demons. There are currently two minigames in the game which correspond to the mining signals and the ambush signals. I have plans for a third minigame for the rescue signal but I’m thinking it would be integrated as a later update so that I can stay on track. I may start slowly building it in my free time (my what?) in isolation of the rest of the game, but my main goal is polishing and playtesting what I already have now and getting it in the Google Play store.
I’ve started using Trello for task management! Wunderlist was working alright, but it wasn’t good for tracking tasks that were in progress. Tasks were either done or not done, and since I sometimes dabble in one task then dabble in another, that wasn’t working out for me. I still use lists for things like keeping track of what actions I need sounds for, or high level goals but I’m really liking Trello.
I promise I’ll update more often. But, you know, don’t hold me to that.